Made in: USA
Circa 1988-1994. Quite the anomaly in the Blackwing pencil line. Faber-Castell acquired Eberhard Faber in 1988 and produced some Blackwings with the Faber-Castell imprint. When Sanford Corp. bought the Faber-Castell line in 1994 they reverted back to the Eberhard Faber branding. Take a look at two other Blackwing 602 pencils made by Eberhard Faber and Palomino.
German-based Faber-Castell, established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber (1730-1784), is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world. Faber-Castell USA, part of the Faber-Castell family of companies, is based in Cleveland, Ohio.